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Nov 20

Royal Thai Army will host the 16th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting

The ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting (ACAMM) is held alongside the ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet (AARM). It was first held in the year 2000 under the initiation of the Royal Thai Army when General Surayud Chulanont was the Commander-in-Chief.

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Since the 10 ASEAN Chiefs of Army had to meet for the closing ceremony of AARM, and occasions where all the Chiefs were gathered together were rare, the concept was to utilise this opportunity to hold a mutually beneficial and creative activity between the Chiefs, which would be an addition to the bilateral meetings according to diplomatic customs. Therefore, the Royal Thai Army proposed and organised a multilateral meeting, with the support of all the member countries, and it has since been the standard practice to hold both activities together. ACAMM has been held 15 times continuously, the previous was held in 2014, in Vietnam.

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This year, the Royal Thai Army will host the 16th ASEAN Chiefs of Army Multilateral Meeting during 22nd – 26th November 2015. Meetings will be held between 22nd – 23rd November 2015, at the Siam Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok, with the theme for the multilateral meeting being “The Readiness of ASEAN Armies in Response to Challenges in the next 5 years”.

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The ASEAN Chiefs of Army will also pay a courtesy call on the Minister of Defence, on 24th November 2015, and participate in the Closing Ceremony of the 25th AARM on 25th November 2015, at the Infantry Center, Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province.

ACAMM is considered the only platform where ASEAN Chiefs of Army have the chance to meet all of their counterparts in person, discuss issues, and further strengthen relations to build closer ties.

See more about ACAMM2015 : ACAMM Website

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